i love that you are always combative, it makes for great tv.
Yeah, if it were LISP, they could probably handle IPv6.
why can't they do v6 with any other encap?
That’s not my point.
sort of seemed like part of your point.
I swear, it really wasn’t.
the encap really doesn't matter at all to the underlying ip protocol
used, or shouldn't... you decide at the entrance to the 'virtual
network' that 'thingy is in virtual-network-5 and encap the packet...
regardless of ip version of the thing you are encapsulating.
Whatever encapsulation or other system they are using, clearly they can’t do IPv6 for some reason because they outright refuse to even offer so much as a verification that IPv6 is on any sort of roadmap or is at all likely to be considered for deployment any time in the foreseeable future.
it's totally possible that they DO LISP and simply disable ipv6 for
some other unspecified reason too, right? Maybe they are just on a
jihad against larger ip numbers? or their keyboards have no colons?
I suppose, but according to statements made by their engineers, it has to do with the “way that they have structured their backend networks to the virtual hosts”.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve ruled the last two out based on discussions I’ve had with their engineers, but you’re right, I was probably a little more glib about it than was 100% accurate.
Bottom line, however, is it doesn’t matter what the reason, they are utterly incapable of doing IPv6 and utterly and completely unrepentant about it.
it is sort of a bummer, they WILL have to do it eventually though
(you'd think)... and 'sooner rather than later' makes a lot of sense
to work out the bugs and problems and 'we should have thoughta
that!'s...not to mention as they sit and grow it becomes more painful
everyday to make the move
Amazon doesn't even offer a v4/v6 LoadBalancer service right? (I had
thought they did, but I guess I'm mis-remembering)
So, my point wasn’t that LISP is the only encapsulation that supports IPv6. Indeed, I didn’t even say that. What I said was that their apparent complete inability to do IPv6 makes it unlikely that they are using an IPv6-capable encapsulation system. Thus, it is unlikely they are using LISP. I only referenced LISP because it was specifically mentioned by the poster to whom I was responding.
Please try to avoid putting words in my mouth in the future.
you have so many words there already it's going to be fun fitting more
in if I did try.
have a swell weekend!
so far so good! (hoping for a little rain to cool/clean things)